Josephine County Newswire (Page 7)

Josephine County Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Josephine County, OR. (Page 7)

Results 121 - 140 of 451 in Josephine County, OR

  1. Trump Signs Disaster Declaration for Oregon Winter StormsRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2017 | US News & World Report

    President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties. The declaration was approved on Tuesday covering damage from January 7-10 when severe winter storms brought flooding, landslides and mudslides to Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River and Josephine counties.


  2. Pouring Generosity in August highlights local wineries helping UCAN food banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | The News-Review

    The Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association is partnering with the United Community Action Network Food Bank during a Pouring Generosity campaign through August and the community is encouraged to participate. This is the first year of the campaign, which aims to raise $15,000 in support of the UCAN emergency food system that services 32 food banks throughout Douglas and Josephine counties.


  3. Four arrested in Josephine County drug raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    The interagency Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team conducted a search warrant in the 12300 block of Watergap Road on the morning of August 2. Police said the warrant was based on evidence indicating drugs were being used at the residence and marijuana was being grown. With the help of SWAT teams, methamphetamine, scales, packaging material, firearms and over 100 marijuana plants were seized during the search.


  4. Crews prepare for record heat as wildfires burnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    As the fire danger level clocks over to "extreme" for southwest Oregon, wildland firefighters are already working to snuff several blazes across the region. "That's going to be the story for everyone: the heat," said Melissa Cano, Oregon Department of Forestry public information officer.


  5. Oregon caregiver allegedly stole from elderly manRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | The Columbian

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.- Oregon State Police arrested a caregiver accused of financially exploiting an 83-year-old resident of Grants Pass. A Josephine County grand jury indicted Martha Coghill, 48, on multiple counts of theft and criminal mistreatment.


  6. Suspect in Cave Junction shooting turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    Roseburg, Ore.- Just around noon 32 year old Ronald Jedidiah Fehlhaber turned himself into the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He was then transported to the Josephine County Correctional Facility and booked.


  7. Statewide transport bill increasing bus rides and fixing roads in Josephine CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    Grants Pass, Ore.- Oregon's new transportation package could pay off big for local counties. In Josephine County specifically, it could mean improved bus service and road maintenance countywide.


  8. 5-acre Hugo fire takes down cabin and barnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    A barn and a cabin are destroyed by a fire that spread to the woods in Josephine County. It happened along Jump Off Joe Creek Road on Wednesday around 5 p.m. That fire eventually spread to nearby wildland and timber.


  9. Bundy Ranch gunmen face retrial in Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | High Country News

    ... is "inextricably intertwined" with the conspiracy charges in the Bunkerville trial. One of the events, in Josephine County, Oregon, centered on a dispute between two owners of the Sugar Pine gold claim and the BLM. When the agency told the miners ...


  10. As It Was: Josephine County grows hops for beer Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    ... Oregon they missed their beer. They needed hops for the brew, so they planted them. The first hops in Josephine County were set out in 1875 just west of Grants Pass. And hops were raised there for more than 70 years. Growing hops took a lot of hard ...


  11. Structure fire spreads to field in Josephine CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    Rural Metro Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry units along with a dozer are at the scene in the 2700 block of Jumpoff Joe Creek Road. Firefighters are hopeful they can get a handle on the fire as long as there isn't a weather change or shift in winds.


  12. Merker/Belnap benefit run celebrates the lives of those lostRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    ... Ryan, his high school friend Max Belnap and Max's father John took off in a Cessna 172F from Brookings to Josephine County and never returned. "I'm doing a hell of a lot better than I was this time last year," Darren says of the tragedy. As Darren ...


  13. Rural Oregon residents at odds with large marijuana growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the recreation marijuana industry. In Josephine County, where Williams is located, there are 213, the second highest in the state. Together the two counties have 512 producers, ...


  14. Deschutes denied new judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | Bend Bulletin

    Despite claims by local legal officials that they need help, state lawmakers are unlikely to give the Deschutes County Circuit Court an additional judge this year. House Bill 2605 sought to bolster the state's judicial circuits by adding 10 judges throughout eight counties based on need and the ability to expand, such as with a vacant courtroom.


  15. Minimum wage increase takes effect July 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    Local economist Guy Tauer said, "Most people earning minimum wage or close are in retail trade or leisure and hospitality so those are the industries that it will impact the most." Jesse Sharpe, organizer of 15 Now, said, "We always have a big focus on these urban areas but poverty is significantly more rampant in rural areas, wages are significantly lower, and often cost of living is almost equivalent."


  16. Oregon communities receiving nearly $20 million in rural assistance fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    The Payments in Lieu of Taxes program provides funds to help offset losses in property taxes for communities with non-taxable federal lands within their boundaries. DOI data shows for the 2017 fiscal year, Jackson County will receive $951,998, Josephine County will receive $885,422 and Klamath County will receive $823,456.


  17. Pipe bomb found in Josephine CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    The Josephine County Sheriff's Office said on June 15, an "improvised device" was found in the gravel along the 1700 block of Southside Road. JCSO is taking the opportunity to remind the public to pay attention to their surrounding and never touch an improvised incendiary device.


  18. Crews respond to 16 lightning-caused firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    The lightning-caused fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties were kept small, according to officials with ODF's Southwest Oregon District. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, 202 lightning strikes were observed in Jackson County and 226 were observed in Josephine County.


  19. Body found in Illinois RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | KOBI NBC5

    ... after 2:30 p.m., they found the body and identified it as a male. Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR, Josephine County Sheriff's Office and Josephine County Search and Rescue were all on scene. Note: By commenting below you agree to abide by the ...


  20. You can finally, legally harvest your roadkill in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 |

    ... ded 42,904 wildlife deaths - that some folks have broken them for years. A Republican official in far-flung Josephine County told the AP that residents there have harvested roadkill for years "and they never needed a law or permit to do it."